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+ - Valve and HTC Reveal 'Vive' SteamVR Headset, Dev Kit Spring, Launch Holiday 2015->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Today Valve and HTC revealed the 'Vive' SteamVR headset which is designed to compete with Oculus and others, which aim for a high-end VR experience on PC. The Vive headset uses dual 1200x1080 displays at 90Hz and a "laser position sensor” to provide positional tracking (head movement through 3D space), and also includes a pair of motion input controllers. The companies say that the Vive headset will be available to developers in Spring and receive a proper consumer launch holiday 2015, though no price has been announced."
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+ - Forget that cloak Harry Potter, AVG announces invisibility glasses->

Submitted by BrianFagioli
BrianFagioli (4015041) writes "So what does this product from AVG Innovation Labs actually do? The security firm claims it can protect your identity in this new era of cameras everywhere. It's not as tin-foil hat as it sounds — we've seen malware that can activate cameras on phones and computers, security cameras in public abound and we'd be hard-pressed to leap to any conclusion that says the NSA and others aren't also doing this."
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+ - ISIS threatens life of Twitter founder after thousands of account suspensions->

Submitted by Patrick O'Neill
Patrick O'Neill (3863175) writes "After a wave of account bannings that marks Twitter's most aggressive move ever against ISIS, new images circulated from militants shows founder Jack Dorsey in crosshairs with the caption "Twitter, you started this war." The famously tech-savy ISIS has met a number of defeats on American-built social media recently with sites like Twitter and YouTube banning the group's efforts in unprecedented numbers."
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Comment: Re:Pointless (Score 1) 755

by davydagger (#49160969) Attached to: Removing Libsystemd0 From a Live-running Debian System

If you want to have a semantics discussion go elsewhere, if you want to have an actual discussion I suggest you read the actual manuals for linux distributions that were "tuned" (according to your words) for super computer and high-node count clusters.

please do. Your phrase of "might as well not be linux", is not equivilant to "adjusted some options at compile time". Its still Linux, and guess what, it will still run most linux binaries, and it will definately run most Linux code. Its still all the same code.

I suggest you compare the binaries and then return to me and dare to repeat said statement

compare them how, with a hash sum, or for compatibility.

. I get it, you hate systemd

Actually no. I think we can chalk you off to a troll.

you fail to understand the concept that the same code can compile to very different binaries with a single pre-processor variable

You don't understand how the same code is the same program, and regardless of the binary being diffrent.

and you don't like the fact that some people out there want productivity

random acusations.

Next you also claim that you don't need a configuration file to know which modules to load at boot

No, I said it doesn't use a shell script. now you're flat out lying about what I said. Great.

So I must apologize for having a hard time taking you serious. And lets not forget how you twisted my words into "you think I'm stalking you". You're a bad show man.

wat? I'm certain your either a troll, or purposefully reciting FUD.

+ - Ghostery lists Adobe TypeKit as privacy threat -> 3

Submitted by Maurits van der Schee
Maurits van der Schee (2943109) writes "In order to provide the Typekit service, Adobe may collect information about the fonts being served to your website. The information is used for the purposes of billing and compliance, and may include the following:

Adobe TypeKit's privacy policy says that, but AFAIK "may include" does not imply "is limited to". Also this "compliance" is not further specified. What do you think? Should I take off my tin-foil hat?"
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+ - SanDisk 200GB Ultra Premium Edition is world's highest capacity microSDXC card->

Submitted by BrianFagioli
BrianFagioli (4015041) writes ""In just one year after introducing its record-breaking 128GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card, SanDisk has increased storage capacity by 56 percent within the same fingernail-sized form factor. Keeping up with the demands of today's mobile users, the new card provides the freedom to capture, save and share photos, videos and other files without worrying about storage limitations", says SanDisk."
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+ - Google wants to rank websites based on facts not links->

Submitted by wabrandsma
wabrandsma (2551008) writes "From NewScientist:
Google research team is adapting that model to measure the trustworthiness of a page, rather than its reputation across the web. Instead of counting incoming links, the system – which is not yet live – counts the number of incorrect facts within a page. "A source that has few false facts is considered to be trustworthy," says the team ( The score they compute for each page is its Knowledge-Based Trust score.

The software works by tapping into the Knowledge Vault, the vast store of facts that Google has pulled off the internet. Facts the web unanimously agrees on are considered a reasonable proxy for truth. Web pages that contain contradictory information are bumped down the rankings."

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Comment: Re:Should read (Score 1) 619

by davydagger (#49141887) Attached to: FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules
no, we have two sets of corporate parties that take money and work for diffrent lobbying groups. At the moment they are both more than happy enough to take swipes at eachother's money source and nothing else. But its entirely unfair to say either party is more "capitalist" than the other. Social issues sure, the republicans in general are slightly more socially conservative, but that is slowly changing, as both parties are moving away from token images they pretend to care about to simply offering protection from "the other".

Comment: Re:Can't be enforced. (Score 3, Insightful) 619

by davydagger (#49140733) Attached to: FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules

Is there a definition of what is THE internet?

Its the internetwork connect. Its a framework of voluntarily linking connections for mutual

surely comcast can create a parallel construction and sell however they wish like a private toll road. It could have discrete points where it could tap into the "real" internet. Thus amazon or netflix or whomever could connect into this autobahn on the goes-into side and pop out into "the" internet at some Comcast hub in the customers town.

If this happens, I'll eat my hat. No one is going to buy anything but the real internet, and you won't see company set up shop without users, which are all on the real internet. Also, the instant they start offering an internet gateway they become an ISP and regulatable, so there is no loophole. If they don't, they will need content on their private network, which no one is going to provide, because most of the content exists outside their networks. No one wants their shitty content, and thats their problem. If people did, they wouldn't have to throttle netflix for competing with their services.

Picture it like FED Ex, transporting a package 90% of the way, then mailing it. the postoffice might not charge differently for different customers and Fed Ex might not either (or they could) but only customers with valuable deliveries would be willing to pay the cost of the combined service, which would be dominated by the Fed Ex high speed service.

almost completely diffrent because niether fedex nor the post office own any of the infrasturcture, just the delievery mechanism. Any delivery service can use the same roads.

Comment: Re: nice, now for the real fight (Score 3, Insightful) 619

by davydagger (#49140601) Attached to: FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules
to be honest, if you really want the government to say out of things like this, we can do things like work together to keep assholes out. Government regulation while unoptimal is better than regulation than by comcast, verizon and other edge customer providers. Guess what, other companies would basicly have to live with them pushing them around.

A better option would be getting some of the larger carriers, webhosting companies, regular users, activists alike and forming an alliance to keep comcast from regulating the internet. Either no one was intrested, or didn't care enough. the FCC option is better than nothing.

Comment: Re:That was my point (Score 1) 385

by davydagger (#49139633) Attached to: Lawmakers Seek Information On Funding For Climate Change Critics

No different from Soon, where he is being attacked NOT because the current funding is from Koch, but because he had the audacity to EVER take money fro them. No different, except Soon is not groping women (if you want to rank offenses).

groping women and doing bad science are completely unrelated. You can be a terrible person, but still a good scientist. You can be an unethical scientist(doing things like torture), and still be a good scientist.

You can be a good person, and still be a shitty scientist. You also seem to be mixing up correlation and casuation. Again, its probably because you don't understand science.

Exactly, which is why he's in climate science, which at this point has more akin to astrology in terms of accuracy and actual "science". Just because his chicken bones come in the form of heavily doctored data does not make his prognosis any less Scienthy.

Um not really. you have nothing to back up your claim that his work was heavily doctored except you disagree with it, and are simply making counter arguments to take the heat off a scientist who has been caught red handed.

Comment: Re:verified (Score 1) 306

by davydagger (#49139119) Attached to: Reddit Imposes Ban On Sexual Content Posted Without Permission
Its censorship policy is closer to "appease those with power". The irony is that the only reason they gave a shit about "the fappening" is because it was celebrities. people trade leaked pictures of average janes everyday and no one gives a shit. Its only abuse when its celebrities.

Speaking of the so called "feminists", and supposed "socialists" tend to only support socialist ideals when its protecting people in power, with money, which calls into question their credibility as socialists. Many have a complete active distaste for critical theory along the lines of class, which is more or less disgusting. They are nothing but extremist liberals, and progressives.

A big glaring contradiction is the entire time #gamergate and the fappening was going on, not a word was mentioned about spousal abuse in the NFL, Bill Cosby raping little girls, and certainly nothing about Roman Polanksy making the last page of the paper as trying to get back into the country. Way too many "feminists", especially those in the Media industry, bend over backwards to apologize for his rape of a thirteen year old girl, using language anyone familiar with the MRA scene should recognize. Most of these "feminists" and "socialists" seem to be OK with not just ignoring, but actively supporting rape culture, as long as its done supporting the existing class structure. (rich/popular people have an explicit right to rape those lower on the totem pole).

The we get to reddit, which is run by advertisers. Guess what this smells like? Class warfare. I think its time to wake up and shake off the anti-socialist propaganda and get some critical thinking skills.

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